Cy Twombly

30 November 2016 - 24 April 2017

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The Centre Pompidou is presenting a major retrospective of the work of American artist Cy Twombly. A key event of the fall 2016, this exceptionally vast exhibition will only be shown in Paris, and will feature remarkable loans from private and public collections from all over the world.

Organized around three major cycles - Nine Discourses on Commodus (1963), Fifty Days at Iliam (1978) and Coronation of Sesostris (2000) - this retrospective covers the artist's entire career in a chronological circuit of some 140 paintings, sculptures, drawings and photographs, providing a clear picture of an extraordinarily rich body of work which is both intellectual and sensual. The selection includes many of Twombly's iconic works, several of them never previously exhibited in France.

Born in 1928 in Lexington, Virginia, Cy Twombly died in 2011 at the age of 83 in Rome, where he spent a large part of his life. Unanimously acclaimed as one of the greatest painters of the second half of the 20th century, Twombly, who began dividing his life between Italy and America in the late Fifties, merged the legacy of American abstract expressionism with the origins of Mediterranean culture. From his first works in the early Fifties (marked by the so-called primitive arts, graffiti and writing) to his last paintings with their exuberant colour schemes, by way of the highly carnal compositions of the early Sixties and his response to minimalist and conceptual art during the Seventies, this retrospective emphasises the importance of cycles and series for Twombly, in which he reinvented great history painting. The exhibition is also the occasion to highlight the artist's close relationship with Paris.

The Centre Pompidou had devoted a first substantial retrospective to him as early as 1988.

The exhibition is organized in close collaboration with the Cy Twombly Foundation and its president, Nicola Del Roscio, and the Fondazione Nicola Del Roscio in Gaeta, with the support of the artist's son, Alessandro Twombly.

Exhibition at the Centre Pompidou from Novembre 30st 2016 to April, 24th 2017
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Outstanding! Acclaimed as one of the greatest painters of the second half of the twentieth century, Cy Twombly reconnects the legacy of American abstract expressionism with the origins of Western classical painting. He accords paramount importance to the cycles and series in which he reinvents in his way, the great history of painting. Exhibition at the Centre Pompidou from November 30, 2016 to April 24, 2017
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The Centre Pompidou is presenting a major retrospective of the work of American artist Cy Twombly. A key event of the fall 2016, this exceptionally vast exhibition will only be shown in Paris, and will feature remarkable loans from private and public collections from all over the world. Exhibition at the Centre Pompidou from September, 21st 2016
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